Do you want to transform your garage from drab to fab? Then you may want to consider investing in garage flooring. Not only will it beautify your home but add protection to the one floor most neglected in your home…the garage.
A lot of time and money is invested in flooring for our homes protecting them from damage but not much for our garage floors. Concrete garage floors can’t withstand harsh corrosives of grease, oil, battery acids, and other substances. Continuous exposure to those materials corrode the garage floor and leave it dirty and stained.
Cleaning concrete floors can also be challenging and time-consuming. Proper care and maintenance of your garage floor is important for a well-maintained home.
There are several different options for garage flooring. The common ones are the vinyl or lacquer paints, epoxy, floor tiles or rolled vinyl mats. Vinyl and lacquer paints will protect your floors but are only a small solution to the problem, will have to be done every so often and the time to paint the garage floor can be tedious. Using an epoxy would improve the look of your garage and are relatively longer lasting than paints.
For enhancing the look of your garage, floor tiles are a long-lasting and permanent solution to maintaining your garage floors. Though a bit expensive, the cost and installation of garage tiles or mats considerably reduce the need of frequent repairs to your floor.
Garage floor tiles come in a wide range of colors and patterns that will match your style. They are highly resistant to corrosive substances and they can be easily cleaned. They are also durable enough to withstand the weight of heavy vehicles and resistant to cracks and dents.
Deciding between the different types of tiles and mats is going to be your biggest challenge because of their differences. Rigid Plastic Garage Floor tiles are 100% PVC and are usually about ¼-inch thick and stand up to most chemicals, oils, grease, and other substances found in a garage.
Flexible Garage Floor tiles are much easier to stand and walk on and are easy to clean but aren’t well suited for cars or heavy machinery.
Wood Composite Garage Floors are made for basement subflooring but can also be used for garage flooring. Wood composite floors have a moister barrier on the bottom that keeps the top dry and can hold up to 4,000lbs per square foot, which makes them great for standard garage purposes.
With all the different styles and colors of garage flooring there should be no reason why your garage shouldn’t look as good as the rest of your home. The flooring around your home is thought out and planned to match walls and furniture. So why doesn’t your garage match the rest of your house? It’s just as much a part of your humble abode as any of your other rooms.
Though some may consider garage flooring a costly option, they are very easy to maintain and are known for endurance. Durable garage flooring options can improve the quality of your garage and make it an important and charming part of your home.